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UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture.  The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not ju ... >>

UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE

For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture.  The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not just an in depth appreciation of each individual masterpiece but also an understanding of its wider significance in the history of art.

Our itineraries are carefully constructed to include the most important monuments in each city whilst our exclusive contacts provide access to lesser known private collections. Crucially students are taught directly in front of the relevant works of art and architecture and are encouraged to participate in the often lively discussions that ensue.  

EAS courses are open to all ages and all levels of interest and are equally suitable for families, couples and individuals. Our goal is to provide a truly memorable and authentic experience. With this in mind we often arrange accommodation and events in private houses, villas and palazzi not generally open to the public.

About Ann Buchanan

Ann Buchanan has taught Art and Art History for 25 years at every level from primary to university.  She is a firm believer in the value of interactive teaching and her infectious enthusiasm and passion for Italian culture mean that EAS trips abroad are always voyages of discovery.

Practical Art Teaching

The ability to draw or paint the monuments encountered on the trip often leaves a lasting impression.  Ann’s husband, the water colourist Hugh Buchanan,  gives drawing and painting tuition to adults and older teenagers on the tour whilst Sarah Kettlewell is in charge of the younger children’s art courses.  Please check individual courses for availabitlity of practical art teaching - not all courses offer this.

For more information on the prices,  dates and availability of this year’s EAS Tours Abroad please browse the individual courses.

 

Summer and Autumn 2018 Programme
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Caliphs and Conquistadors: A Tour of Andalusia
25th-31st May 2018
Course Director & Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MA Fine Art
We will visit the ancient Andalusian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville,Ronda: all UNESCO world Hertiage sites. We will stay in old palaces and historic buildings converted into Paradores and 4*Hotels, including the Parador in Granada,located high up by the Alhambra Palace. This tour will consider ... >>

We will visit the ancient Andalusian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville,Ronda: all UNESCO world Hertiage sites. We will stay in old palaces and historic buildings converted into Paradores and 4*Hotels, including the Parador in Granada,located high up by the Alhambra Palace.

This tour will consider the fascinatingly rich and diverse  history of Andalusia, represented by its art and architecture,commissioned by Imperial and Holy Roman Emperors, Islamic caliphs, Renaissance kings and conquerors of South America, to cultural icons such as Picasso. 

Timetable
 Friday 25th May       
 16.40 depart Edinburgh with Ryanair      
 21.00 arrive Malaga       
Stay at Room Mate Larios in the ancient centre of Malaga      
Saturday 26th May:  Malaga birthplace of Picasso      

 Visit Picasso  and Carmen Thyssen collections

Travel by bus to Cordoba and stay at Casas dela Juderia

 Sunday 27th May

Visit the Great Mosque and the Mesquita

travel to Granada and stay at the Parador of Granada

Monday 28th May

Visit the Alhambra and Generalife Palaces at Granada

Travel to Seville and stay at Casas dela Juderia

Tuesday & Wednesday  29th &30th May

Visit Seville Cathedral and convents and palaces

Travel to Ronda and stay at the Parador at Ronda

     

Thursday 31st May 

Tour of the Old Town of Ronda and travel to Malaga airport

     
21.35 depart Malaga with Ryanair      
23.55 arrive Edinburgh       

 

Cost
£3250 for 6 nights bed and breakfast and return flights from Edinburgh to Malaga
£3000 for 6 nights bed and breakfast
£1500 single supplement
£1500 deposit
Booking
To book a place on this course please print and return our booking form with payment.
Enquiries
If you would like any further information on this course please email us.